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Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel (Israel)

Practical information on Mount Carmel

  • Viewpoint
  • Mountain
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A little more than 1 hour by road from Tel Aviv
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Mount Carmel

Seasoned Traveller
59 written opinions

Mount Carmel overlooks the town of Haifaand then extends into Galilee. It's a place for walking and pick-nicking. It's also the gateway to the Druze villages.

My suggestion:
You're more likely to travel over Mount Carmel than to stop there. But I really recommend that you stop and go for a walk or eat lunch under the olives and cork oaks. By the side of the road, local peasants sell their 100% organic produce! 
My review

There's nothing particularly special to see on Mount Carmel but it is nonetheless one of my favourite places in Israel. Probably because the place feels really genuine. You can wind through peaceful, Mediterranean countryside on roads 721 or 672 (the only 2 which go to Mount Carmel) and the only thing you need to think about is where to stop to admire the scenery. Whenever I stop to buy cheese, bread or olives from the local peasant who have set up shop beside the road, I always look round in admiration. If you want to eat, some of the locals have set up terraces in their gardens where you can stop. The menu is usually home made laffa bread with labneh and za'atar under the shade of the vines.

In short, if you want to experience some real life during your trip to Isarel, then don't forget to go to Mount Carmel!

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